Sunday, 30 May 2010

Underground detonation rattles homes

Several house owners at Jalan Kota Permai, Penang, started to notice cracks on their walls which they claimed to be caused by the underground blasting by JPP's contractors nearby.

Adun Padang Lalang, Tan Cheong Heng inspected two homes and urged JPP to look into this issue and stop all works immediately in order to get proper reports from related authorities.

Tan added that this could be another Taman Kota Permai case where nearly 70 over houses were effected.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Wesak Day The Prayer

Celebrated around May by Buddhists which marks three momentous events in Buddha's life - his birthday, enlightenment, and achievement of Nirvana. The celebration begins at dawn when devotees gathering at the temples to meditate on the Eight Precepts. Donations, giving food to the needy, offerings of incense, joss sticks and prayers are carried out.

CJ Jimmy Leow prays for world peace and may human beings be courteous to each other while he was at the Penang Buddhist Association on Wesak Day this morning.

Photos by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Unwilling to convert puts family in limbo

Unwilling to convert to Muslim, Meenachi, 50 and her daughters aged 29 and 19, until now do not have birth certificates and identity cards. Shanti, 29 with three young children fear that when they grow up, they would face the same agony. Watch the video to understand why they are in this terrible situation.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Penang inspired Sibu miracle

How did Pakatan Rakyat win the by-election in Sibu when all odds stacked are against them? What are the factors that sway voters' decision? What happened in Sibu?

A forum was organised by DAP in Penang on 25 May, 2010. Several politicians from DAP and PAS talked to a crowd of over 1,000 people. The three hour long forum sees many politicians bashing the Barisan Nasional.

This 10 minute video features the Secretary-General of DAP who is also the Chief Minister of Penang. Lim Guan Eng thanked the voters of Sibu. He also thanked Penangites for their trust in Pakatan Rakyat. He said Penang has inspired Sibu voters to choose Pakatan Rakyat.

At the same time, Lim also delivered some hard hitting comments about Barisan Nasional leaders with the crowds cheering, clapping and laughing.

Courtesy of citizen journalist, Chan Lilian

Cherish your liver

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng launched the Penang Hepatitis Day at Queensbay Mall on Sunday organized by The Malaysian Liver Foundation. The organization is the only national voluntary, non profit charitable dedicated mainly to public education, training of doctors and research into all aspects of liver diseases especially Hepatitis and liver cancer which are endemic in this region.

Since its launching in 1997, the MLF has been very active in organizing various activities like the Hepatitis Day in every state to create public awareness on hepatitis.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Free artificial legs for 250 amputees

Nearly 250 amputees who gathered at the Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society hall in Penang were examined by a team experts from Thailand to see if they could be fitted with an artificial leg for free on Sunday.

The foundation, Prostheses Foundation Under the Patronage of the Princess Mother of Thailand, consists of 110 members, including 10 doctors. technicians and administrative staff will measure, cast and customized fitting on each successful applicant with their own leg.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

PERDA jangan keras kepala

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng stressed that the state government will be strict on PERDA's projects due to the recent flash flood which had occured in Balik Pulau, Penang. Lim added that PERDA should be grateful that the state government is helping out and working very closely with PERDA's projects. 

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Saturday, 22 May 2010


S.M.A.R.T stands for small and medium enterprises market advisory, resources and training center. Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng launched the program at PSDC, Penang.

The SMART center will serve as a one stop resource center to attend to the needs of the local industries.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

LGE: PERDA bina longkang dulu

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng has instructed MPPP to stop all PERDA's projects at Balik Pulau after an investigation showed that the cause of the recent flash flood was a result of poor drainage. Lim added that PERDA is restricted to build proper drainage before continuing with its housing projects.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Flashmob at Gurney Plaza, Penang

A flash mob organized by SUARAM at Gurney Plaza, Penang. The group's spokesperson, Que Lin said by reading the main stream newspaper upside down, it reflects the concerns of the public over the way the media is reporting. The flash mob ended after 15 minutes, there were no interference from the plaza's security or the police.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Wild Cats at Cub Prix

What a day to spend a wonderful Sunday on? A trip to the Petronas Cub Prix was quite refreshing, CJ Jimmy Leow found out.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

New voters registration a success

The call for new voters registration was a rolling success and CJ Jimmy Leow captures Adun Pantai Jerejak, Sim Tze Tzin at Queensbay Mall last Sunday. Sim urged the nearly 3 million eligible voters to register and exercise their rights to vote.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Hari hari cari makan Lebuh Cecil

CJ Jimmy Leow introduces the hawkers food court at Lebuh Cecil, Penang. What do you expect from a CJ from Penang? An introduction of the delicious local food is his duty, so watch out for more "Hari hari cari makan!" from him.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist who loves Penang food.

Thumbs up for MPPP Youth Park

The Penang Municipal Park or also known as Youth Park is a place where Penangites and visitors enjoy the green environment. CJ Jimmy Leow says "Thumbs up" to MPPP who has maintained and managed this park diligently so that we can enjoy it. Well done, MPPP!

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Pulau Betong fishermen fuming over trespassing trawlers

Fishermaen in Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau, Penang had a face to face dialogue session with Penang Fisheries Department on May 04, 2010.

The fishermen have lodged nine police reports related to trawlers trespassing their fishing grounds since January this year.

Mokhtar Mahmud, head of operations of Penang Fisheries Dept said the department was taking action against the trawlers who trespassed the 5 nautical mile radius.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Speakers Square Launched in Penang

With the speaker's corner launched today, the rakyat will have the opportunity to express their views and opinions freely whilst ensuring that their rights are being protected said Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng at Esplanade, Penang.

He added that the speaker's corner should be an avenue to allow the citizens and individuals to have gatherings and candle vigil peaceful demonstrations, press conference, various other forms of peaceful and artistic forms of expression and to demonstrate their citizens' rights.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Ferry safety measures a compromise

Judge for yourself if the safety measures while docking is good enough to keep passengers and drivers safe.

CJ Jimmy Leow noticed some abnormalities and says it is not enough. What say you?

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

DAP beefs up new voters registration

Nearly 200,000 eligible voters have yet to register themselves to SPR in Penang according to Adun Air Itam, Wong Hon Wai. He and his team has been providing free services to register new voters at Far Lim night market weekly. According to Wong, the response has been very encouraging.

The PR government is beefing up its effort to register new voters in a large scale starting from May 1, 2010 at major shopping complexes in Penang.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Tuisyen percuma untuk pelajar pelajar sekolah

Adun Batu Maung, Abdul Malik, launched the Free Tuition for all students at the Sungai Ara community hall on Sunday, Apr 25, 2010.

Details in the video.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Senior citizen injured by faulty escalator

A senior citizen fell at an escalator located in KOMTAR. He suffered a head injury. While investigating the cause of the accident, CJ Jimmy Leow found that the escalator hand rail was faulty. The hand rail stopped while the escalator was moving.

A maintenance staff said that they have requested PDC to repair the said problem but the approval did not come. The maintenance staff mentioned that he has submitted the request about 2 months ago.

A shopper said that such accident has occurred several times.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Illegal dump by the highway

Returning back from a press conference, CJ Jimmy Leow found a few piles of construction waste at the side of coastal highway to Bayan Lepas. He again visited the same site the next day and found those piles were pushed towards a swampy area and new piles of construction waste were again left there by irresponsible parties.

There was no sign to indicate there was any kind of construction work and therefore it is presume that the site is an illegal dump area.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Sri Lankan refugee intercepted

About 65 Sri Lankan refugees were intercepted by marine police in Penang yesterday according to Deputy Chief Minister, P Ramasamy. For more information, watch the video.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

SMS sent by fake Lim Guan Eng

SMS sent by a fake "Lim Guan Eng" has been circulated to PR coalition party. Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng said that the sms was written in Mandarin. To know more of the content, watch the video.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist.

Is there hope for the turtles

Calls to end a supposed "attack against nature" on the beaches of Costa Rica claims that a series of photos indicating people digging up and stealing turtle eggs.

The photos are real, but it is not what is seems.

Compiled by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

KBP folks: We are with Pakatan Rakyat

Kampung Buah Pala residents who accepted the Penang state's double storey house offer lashed out at their former KBP Chairman for taking a cheap shot at the Penang state government.

Deputy Chief Minister II, P. Ramasamy said that 15 residents had accepted the offer but there are still 9 who did not come forward even though they were given 3 months to respond.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Tarikh baru mesyuarat DUN PP

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng announced in a press conference today that May 3, 2010 is the new date for the 12th State Legislative Assembly.

Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas was in the Penang Hospital for gastritis. According to Lim, the governor is recovering well.

Abdul Rahman is scheduled to open the first sitting of the third session of the 12th State Legislative Assembly.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

LGE thank you Maybank

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng, mengucapkan terima kasih kepada semua yang menjayakan Program Penghargaan Warga Emas Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, yang termasuk 27 cawangan Maybank Berhad, Polis Di Raja Malaysia, Pos Malaysia Sdn Bhd, empat syarikat penaja bahan bahan percetakan seperti borang pendaftaran, kertas and pengagihan baucer.

Video oleh Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Wartawan Masyarakat